We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
B, you mentioned below that you're now firmly convinced the entire global warming crisis is nothing more than a simple power grab.
Okay, that's bad --really bad when you realize the opportunity cost --including the drilling we'll soon wish the dickens we'd begun years ago. But what i want to get at is the implications of such a conspiracy. To draw such a coalition together, almost all of which coalition surely understands the real play, is outrageous enough that folks should take another look at this entire financial crisis.